"There can be no compromise on basic principles. There can be no compromise on moral issues. There can be no compromise on matters of knowledge, of truth, of rational conviction."

"There are two sides to every issue: one side is right and the other is wrong, but the middle is always evil....In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win. In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." Ayn Rand


    Union-Controlled NLRB Suddenly Pulls Google Ads on ‘How to Start a Union’

    This past Thursday, we (along with the Shopfloor blog), shed some light on a startlingly pro-union Google ad being placed by the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board that stated: “Find Info on How to Start a Union Get the Process & More on Our Site!” __________ __________ A day later, on Friday, the National Labor Relations Board posted what appears to be its first-ever “Fact Check” | Read More »

    NJ Union Caught Interfering With Turnpike Bidding Process Gets Shown the Exit

    They could have been contenders. Unfortunately, though, the union representing the nearly 300 New Jersey Turnpike toll collectors took an opportunity for preferential hiring on the state’s plans to privatize collections and tried to interfere with the process. Now, the Garden State has shown them the exit (so to speak). With the advent of automated systems like EZ Pass that give motorists the ability to | Read More »

    Gaming the System: Collective Bargaining in the Public Sector

    As the unions’ and Democrats’ siege on the Wisconsin statehouse (to the tune of up to $7.5 million) comes to a close, their Regan MacNeil behavior slowly subsiding, the Heritage Foundation provides an excellent video explaining the whole problem with public-sector unions’ collective-bargaining scheme:

    Liars Figure? Union-Controlled NLRB’s Numbers Questioned by House GOP

    Yesterday, you saw how the union-controlled National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is using taxpayer money to buy ad space on Google on how to start a union. While this is only the latest activist-oriented action the NLRB has taken to promote unions [more here], it is but one small reminder of waste must be cut from government—waste that union-bosses and their agents in government don’t | Read More »

    Tax-Payer Funded, Union-Run NLRB Using Google to Advertise ‘How to Start a Union’

    Apparently, President Obama likes to ignore his advisors. Either that or some agencies in Washington missed the President’s speech when he said he wanted job creation to be his number one priority. You see, one would think that, if the President really wanted to create jobs, he would listen to his economic advisors, like former National Economic Advisor Larry Summers, who wrote: Another cause of | Read More »

    A Note to Labor Secretary Solis: Collective Bargaining Has No Place in Government

    This past weekend, when ethically-challenged U.S. Secretary Hilda Solis told a cheering DNC crowd that “the fight is on” (referring to the Battle of Wisconsin) she openly declared her devotion to union bosses, as well as her disdain for the 88% of Americans who are union-free and stuck with the tab. Though it shouldn’t be a surprise as Solis was a board member of the American | Read More »

    No Words Needed. As Union Mob Molests WI Legislator, NEA Shows Its True Colors

    This is 15 unforgettable minutes. As the siege of Madison begins its third week, a GOP legislator was accosted on Tuesday by literally hundreds of union thugs and other radicals as he tried to enter the statehouse. Among those unions appearing in the video below [via Gateway Pundit],  AFSCME, IBEW, MTI (Madison Teachers, Inc.), SEIU, UFCW and WEAC were all accounted for. Take the time, | Read More »

    Workers of Wisconsin Unite? Wobblies Call for General Strike

    Most Americans are probably unfamiliar with the union known as the Industrial Workers of the World (also called the Wobblies). However, the Wobblies have been around since 1905 and, although the IWW has declined significantly since its 100,000-member peak in 1923, it has been getting some notoriety of late trying to unionize Starbucks and Jimmie John’s. As a union, the IWW is a well-known union | Read More »

    Francis Fox-Piven: The Communist Manifesto Was ‘Really Too General’…

    “From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs.” Given the tumult in the Middle East, as well as in Wisconsin and other states, it is worthwhile to explore some of the brains behind today’s “revolutionary” spirit—especially, given the Left’s hatred of the free-market, today’s socialists’ renewed interests in “revolution” and anarchists ambushing Seattle police. Unless you’re a Glenn Beck watcher, you’ve | Read More »

    Beyond the Left’s Talking Points: WI Protests Are About Union Power & Money

    It’s nearing two weeks since unions and their cohorts on the Left have thrown a nationwide fit over Scott Walker’s solution to what is ailing Wisconsin. Unions and Democrats have made Wisconsin their cause célèbre by deploying OFA astroturf, the big talking heads, as well as recruiting just about every known Grateful Dead concert attendee on their mailing lists into Wisconsin. Meanwhile, Democratic state senators (now humorously known as fleebaggers) comically continue to | Read More »

    The Bottom Feeders: Today’s Unions Striking & Protesting Over Forced Dues

    “I want to urge devotion to the fundamentals of human liberty ­ the principles of voluntarism. No lasting gain has ever come from compulsion.” — Samuel Gompers, American Federation of Labor Once upon a time, union leaders did not believe in compulsion as a means of securing membership or union dues. My, how times have changed. In Pennsylvania, the SEIU has set March 17th as | Read More »

    As Unions Rally in NJ, Disabled & Critically Ill Get Abandoned by Union Bus Drivers

    Perhaps it’s just a coincidence. Then again, perhaps not. However, at the same time AFL-CIO boss Richard Trumka went to New Jersey on Friday for a “solidarity” rally, a group of unionized bus drivers who transport developmentally disabled and critically ill patients decided to abandon their duties and stage a sick out. Monmouth County transportation employees staged a sickout Friday that left 174 developmentally disabled | Read More » & Van Jones call for Saturday march on ALL 50 state capitols

    [Via the Blaze] Former[?] Communist and White House “Green Jobs Czar,” Van Jones, is partnering with in calling on progressives to engage in a massive protest at state capitols in all 50 states this Saturday. According to Jones, writing in the Huffington Post: Reinvigorated by the idealism and fighting spirit on display right now in America’s heartland, the movement for “hope and change” has | Read More »

    Union Thugs: This Time It’s Personal…

    Union thugs, this is for you: Yesterday, you physically attacked a friend, without provocation and without justification. Not just my friend, but a friend to many—thousands and thousands across America. Since leaving your ranks 17 years ago, CWA, I knew you then to be ineffectual and depraved but, by attacking a friend to so many, you have now sunk to the bowels of hell for | Read More »

    Follow the Money: What the Wisconsin Education Association Isn’t Talking About

    As Americans, we’re often taught that trusts and monopolies are the product of big business and are bad. However, if trusts and monopolies are bad when Big Business engages in monopolistic ways, why isn’t it bad when Big Labor engages in the same sort of behaviors that are condemned when committed by Big Business? For over a week now, the nation has watched tens of | Read More »